Parent engagement is critical for student success, but also a challenge for schools. Use these successful strategies from GEAR UP schools.


College admissions representatives don't often have the time or budget to travel to rural schools. Therefore, we piloted a virtual visits program that allowed college staff to meet with prospective high school students at GEAR UP schools.


The key to expanding Klamath Union High School's successful concurrent enrollment programs? Starting early and talking about careers and high school classes while still in middle school.


Lowell High School is increasing opportunities for students to receive rigorous instruction, in large part due to targeted professional development.


Visiting a college campus is a powerful experience for middle and high school students who may not see themselves as college material.


College is any type of education or training after high school. GEAR UP schools help students explore a wide range of postsecondary programs and careers that may not require a 4-year degree.


GEAR UP schools maintain contact with their recent graduates to provide a bridge of support through students' first year of postsecondary education.


The College & Career Center is a welcoming and colorful addition to Lebanon High School that stays in constant use.


The Juntos program empowers Latino families with the knowledge, skills, and resources to help students access college.


Who says college and career readiness can't be fun? At Lorna Byrne Middle School, students put their knowledge to the test as part of a college and career carnival, complete with prizes.